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How not to be an emotionally resilient lawyer

6 October 2015By

In the second installment on emotional health for lawyers, Julian Hall takes a look at the behaviours that undermine our sense of wellbeing

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Debate: proposed fee increases for divorce proceedings

11 September 2015By ,

In the first of our debates, Rebecca Harling and Karen Dovaston share their views on the MOJ’s proposals for enhanced fees for divorce proceedings

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Spotlight: Joy v Joy-Morancho [2015] EWHC 2507 (Fam)

6 October 2015By

In this complex, high-value case, a husband was able to successfully demonstrate the assets attributed to him were not available for distribution. Sofia Moussaoui was instructed by the respondent 

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Privacy ruling in the family courtSubscription

2 October 2015By

Appleton v Gallagher confirms that parties in the family court are entitled to privacy in relation to their financial affairs. Rebecca Harling provides an overview of current reporting restrictions in financial remedies proceedings

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The Serious Crime Act 2015: the new FGM provisionsSubscription

18 September 2015By ,

Cris McCurley and Zimran Samuel provide an overview of the new FGM provisions of the Serious Crime Act 2015.  

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Webinar: Pensions for family lawyers (6 October 2015)

In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2015 Family Section membership, David Salter and Philip Way provide guidance on the methods of accessing pension funds, the implications on pension sharing and the red flags to watch out for

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Webinar: Cohabitation (19 June 2015)


In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2015 Family Section membership, Daniel Bromilow examines this complex area of law, including recent case law, and what advice to give to couples moving in together or separating

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FAQ: Dispute over professional fees

29 July 2015

The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service outlines the support the Law Society provides for disputes over professional fees and considers whether there is a duty to inform the client 

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FAQ: The engagement of a childminder

30 April 2015

The Law Society’s Library lists precedents for the engagement of a childminder

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